Philippe Raphanel draws on a variety of influences to create atmospheric compositions that resist a single interpretation. Since immigrating to Canada from France in 1981, Raphanel has been profoundly affected by the dense wilderness of British Columbia as well as the work of historical Canadian painters such as Emily Carr. While landscape and the natural world are at the core of his practice, Raphanel's paintings present a visual experience that suggests a set of open questions about how natures and its energy reveal themselves. His visual vocabulary includes elements familiar to the forest - branches, nests, leaves - while maintaining a looseness in their application that allows for new forms and associations to emerge.
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Philippe Raphanel

Philippe Raphanel

For over 30 years, Philippe Raphanel’s painting practice has been marked by an awareness and sensitivity to the natural landscape. Most recently, he approaches the idea of landscape from an atmospheric perspective, using line and colour to evoke imagery related to oceanic and celestial maps. Iridescent pigments coupled with hundreds of layers of alternatingly opaque and translucent colours shift with the viewer’s position and in response to light. The process Raphanel uses to create his paintings is extremely labour-intensive, taking years to complete individual pieces.

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Angela Grossmann
The Silver Suite

January 13, 2024 - February 10, 2024
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Gwenessa Lam
Before Present

November 18, 2023 - December 16, 2023
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Erin McSavaney
Interactions

November 18, 2023 - December 16, 2023
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Zoë Kreye
Well, beloved, it is that which we want to call the secret growing

September 9, 2023 - October 14, 2023
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Kim Dorland
The moment before the moment after

June 17, 2023 - July 15, 2023
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Angela Grossmann
To a Woman Passing By
at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

June 8, 2023 - October 5, 2023
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Bobbie Burgers
Partly Truth, Partly Fiction

May 13, 2023 - June 10, 2023
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Marten Elder
New Colour Photographs

April 1, 2023 - April 29, 2023
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Paying Attention
at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

March 13, 2023 - May 27, 2023
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Jack Kenna
How Slowly Time Passes, How Quickly Things Change

February 25, 2023 - March 22, 2023
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Angela Grossmann
With Themselves

January 21, 2023 - February 18, 2023
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Adad Hannah
at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

October 5, 2022 - January 9, 2023
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Devon Knowles
Gone and Going

October 22, 2022 - November 19, 2022
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Gordon Smith
A Painter’s Legacy

September 10, 2022 - October 15, 2022
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Shawn Hunt
The First Moonrise

February 19, 2022 - March 19, 2022
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Special Project
future relics of our time

February 19, 2022 - March 19, 2022
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Jack Shadbolt
The Long Echo

November 27, 2021 - January 8, 2022
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Ben Reeves
A Boat Made of Ocean

October 16, 2021 - November 20, 2021
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Etienne Zack
Reflections on a Quiet City

May 15, 2021 - June 12, 2021
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Bobbie Burgers
Natural Disorder

November 19, 2020 - December 19, 2020
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Shawn Hunt
The Beginning of Something

October 10, 2020 - November 14, 2020
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Summer Exhibition
Gallery Artists

July 28, 2020 - August 29, 2020
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Renée Van Halm
Holding Pattern

January 18, 2020 - February 15, 2020
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Gathie Falk
New Paintings and Sculpture

September 7, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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BC Binning, Devon Knowles and Renée Van Halm
Leave the Window Open

September 9, 2019 - October 12, 2019
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Some Drawings
A Group Exhibition

March 9, 2019 - March 30, 2019
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Takao Tanabe
A Major Exhibition

January 17, 2019 - March 2, 2019
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Ben Reeves
Something Edge

November 24, 2018 - December 22, 2018
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Angela Teng
A Coloured Image of the Sun

November 24, 2018 - December 22, 2018
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Gordon Smith
Through the Trees

September 8, 2018 - October 13, 2018
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Jack Shadbolt
The Ghost Universe

January 20, 2018 - February 22, 2018
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Al McWilliams
Floor Thoughts

December 2, 2017 - January 13, 2018
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Gathie Falk
The Things in My Head

November 7, 2015 - December 12, 2015
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